August 2003 archives


Ignacio Pérez Gil is the author of Isomot, an engine for drawing isometric graphics that he is making for Allegro-C, and also of some remakes, like Deflektor for PC (originally by Vortex).

TCK Soft has released an Impossaball remake progammed in Blitz Basic.


CPC games reviews has been updated.

If you are interested in C programming, you can use your knowledge on CPC, see below.

z88dk is a z80 C cross compiler supplied with an assembler/linker and a set of libraries implementing the C standard library for a number of different z80 based machines. The compiler featured in z88dk is much enhanced Small C compiler, the compiler accepts many features of ANSI C and is only deficient in a few areas where implementation on a z80 processor might prove inefficient. The compiler performs simple optimizations, but the bulk of the optimization is done by a set of peep-hole rules, which will typically reduce the size of a large project by up to a third.

SDCC (Small Device C Compiler) is a freeware, retargettable, optimizing ANSI - C compiler. The current version targets the Intel 8051 and the Zilog Z80 based MCUs.


Chris Wild did the first conversions of Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge for dos (and later for win9x) on his site Icemark, where you will find a new version 1.09 of Lords of Midnight.

The win9x conversion of Chris Wild wasnt updated since 2000, but now there is a new win9x conversion by Andrew Smart : The War of the Solstice.


Wacci issue 140 is available as an acrobat reader file.


CPCFS v0.2 by Ramlaid is available, a win9x command line utility to read/write Amstrad CPC .DSK files, sources are included (for linux systems).

G.P.A. has now it's web site (french only).

If you have an Amstrad Notepad (NC100/150/200), you will find here the source of an utility to extract files from a NC formatted PCMCIA card (source only for unix systems).


The last version of Crimson Editor (a win9x source editor with many features for several programming languages) has now direct support for Z80 assembler. It was first possible due to Christophe Dupas.

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